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  • Founding Visionsby Lance Banning; Todd Estes; Gordon S. Wood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...

  • Personal Roots of Representationby Barry C. Burden

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Despite heightened partisanship in the U.S. Congress and constituencies split along ideological lines, congressional representatives frequently buck their parties and seldom do precisely what voters ask. In Personal Roots of Representation , Barry Burden challenges standard explanations of legislative preferences to emphasize the important role that... more...

  • Congressional Committee Chairmenby Andrée E. Reeves

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    Congress does most of its work in committee, and no understanding of that body can be complete without an analysis of its committees and those who shape them. Andrée Reeves now offers a rare glimpse into the workings of committee chairmanship over a span of thirty-three years-how three chairmen operated and how they influenced their committee and... more...

  • Are Changing Constituencies Driving Rising Polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives?by Jesse Sussell; James A. Thomson

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    This report addresses two questions: first, whether the spatial distribution of the American electorate has become more geographically clustered over the last 40 years with respect to party voting and socioeconomic attributes; and second, whether this clustering process has contributed to rising polarization in the U.S. House of Representatives. more...

  • Restorationby George F. Will

    Free Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    Biblical Christianity was originally a sect of Judaism that believed in Jesus and revered the Torah as the core of her scriptures. Restoration is a riveting argument for a return to that original biblical expression of faith in Jesus. Discover for yourself the profound beauty of Torah life, the celebration of the biblical Sabbath, and the application... more...

  • African Americans and Criminal Justiceby Delores Jones-Brown; Beverly Frazier; Marvie Brooks

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 100.00

    ? Provides historical context for controversial modern criminal justice practices that disproportionately impact African Americans today ? Gathers and analyzes historical and contemporary criminal justice cases which have had a significant impact on race relations in America ? Covers three centuries of racialized criminal law and criminal justice... more...

  • An Insider's Guide to Political Jobs in Washingtonby William T. Endicott

    Wiley 2003; US$ 19.95

    Praise for An Insider's Guide to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a remarkable description of what Washington political jobs entail, how you get them, and where they lead-a public service." -Gerald Ford 38th President of the United States, Former Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives "Public service is essential... more...

  • African Americans and the Politics of Congressional Redistrictingby Dewey M. Clayton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 46.95

    This book provides a detailed analysis of the politics of racial redistricting, a topic of particular concern in light of recent federal court cases. The book is divided into two parts. Part one examines the historical exclusion of blacks from the American political process and the politics behind congressional redistricting. The text focuses on partisan... more...

  • The American Congressby Steven S. Smith; Jason M. Roberts; Ryan J. Vander Wielen

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    The American Congress presents an introduction to major features of Congress. more...

  • Party Linesby Thomas Mann; Bruce E. Cain

    Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    "Details the legal and political history of redistricting since the inception of one person-one vote, documenting its impact on competition, polarization, and partisan fairness, and analyzes options for reform"--Provided by publisher. more...